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# 44254 25-Oct-2009 22:10
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in 5 weeks i have been pulled over 7 times..on average every 3-4 days.

i ride a 1450cc harley davidson..black leathers etc..i,m a member of HOG (harley davidson owners group) so have a small club patch.

i have been pulled over for licence checks and rego/warrant..nothing illegal in what i,m doing..just riding and minding my own bussiness.

now 7 times in 5 weeks is ridiculas..i went into the local police and lodged a complaint and now writing to minister and commisioner as well as media

any body out there who can offer some info regarding limitations on how many times cops can pull you over in a period of time? as this is now bordering on harrasment

keep in mind i pay my taxs,run my own bussiness and support charities..i want to know why because i ride a harley i should be targetted becasue they are chasing the gangsters?

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  # 266760 25-Oct-2009 23:06
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That does seem like a lot I have not been pulled over in years (touch wood)

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  # 266761 25-Oct-2009 23:17
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i know how you feel bro i used to get pulled over because i used to travel home at 2:30 am but that wasn't my fault because my job started at 6pm and didn't finish till 2:30am and just because i was traveling home at the early hours of the morning they used to pull me over and they would allways say what are you doing driving around at this time of the morning man it used to really upset me espeshly after my 8 hour shift. my reg wof and driver's licence was allways up to date i wasn't speeding in face alot of the time i would drive about 10 km under the speed limit because of rain. even if you aren't doing anything wrong it's just not use to see the red and blue lights when you know it's for you. however it would of been hard to me to prove that they were picking on me due to it being a new cop everytime.

i wish you good luck in geting them off your back

 
 
 
 




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  # 266763 25-Oct-2009 23:25
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johnr: That does seem like a lot I have not been pulled over in years (touch wood)

John




whats bizzare is been riding for 30 years been pulled over 3 times in that 30 years..mow all of a sudden its like 7 in 5 weeks.i rip the cops up everytime about it, but i,m sure there is smoe law that states there is a limitation



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  # 266764 25-Oct-2009 23:26
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Jadefuzy: i know how you feel bro i used to get pulled over because i used to travel home at 2:30 am but that wasn't my fault because my job started at 6pm and didn't finish till 2:30am and just because i was traveling home at the early hours of the morning they used to pull me over and they would allways say what are you doing driving around at this time of the morning man it used to really upset me espeshly after my 8 hour shift. my reg wof and driver's licence was allways up to date i wasn't speeding in face alot of the time i would drive about 10 km under the speed limit because of rain. even if you aren't doing anything wrong it's just not use to see the red and blue lights when you know it's for you. however it would of been hard to me to prove that they were picking on me due to it being a new cop everytime.

i wish you good luck in geting them off your back



ya...it just makes no sense at all...and its different cps ever time

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  # 266766 25-Oct-2009 23:30
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I was pulled over once in the car cop advised me I was doing 20k under the speed limit I advised its pissing down with rain no street lights so I am taking it easy. He was polite and advised have a nice night and drive carefully I answered back I was and you pulled me up....He chuckled

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  # 266767 25-Oct-2009 23:35
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guyz:
johnr: That does seem like a lot I have not been pulled over in years (touch wood)

John




whats bizzare is been riding for 30 years been pulled over 3 times in that 30 years..mow all of a sudden its like 7 in 5 weeks.i rip the cops up everytime about it, but i,m sure there is smoe law that states there is a limitation


I'm sure there is not a law advising how many times you can get pulled over

But do not let it get to you they are only doing their job and if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about just be polite and they will always respect you back. I have friends that are police officers and they are only Human

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  # 266770 25-Oct-2009 23:41
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May be it's the patch that's causing the problems? They prob don't know the full meaning of HDC.




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  # 266774 26-Oct-2009 00:23
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guyz: in 5 weeks i have been pulled over 7 times..on average every 3-4 days.

i ride a 1450cc harley davidson..black leathers etc..i,m a member of HOG (harley davidson owners group) so have a small club patch.

i have been pulled over for licence checks and rego/warrant..nothing illegal in what i,m doing..just riding and minding my own bussiness.

now 7 times in 5 weeks is ridiculas..i went into the local police and lodged a complaint and now writing to minister and commisioner as well as media

any body out there who can offer some info regarding limitations on how many times cops can pull you over in a period of time? as this is now bordering on harrasment

keep in mind i pay my taxs,run my own bussiness and support charities..i want to know why because i ride a harley i should be targetted becasue they are chasing the gangsters?



It's a police officer's job to investigate. Gang members ride Harleys, gang members transport drugs while riding their Harleys. Riding and minding your own business doesn't exempt you from the law.


If it were one police officer pulling you over each time then sure you may have grounds to complain. Different officers on each occasion = they are doing their job, complaining to the Minister and going to the media will not result in anything. It is not harrassment.


Police officers also pay taxes and support charities.


If you have done nothing wrong you have nothing to worry about. "Ripping them up" each time they pull you over will not make things better and achieves nothing.


Don't blame the police they are just doing what they are paid to do. Blame the gang members who have created this situation.



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  # 266781 26-Oct-2009 07:31
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corksta:
guyz: in 5 weeks i have been pulled over 7 times..on average every 3-4 days.

i ride a 1450cc harley davidson..black leathers etc..i,m a member of HOG (harley davidson owners group) so have a small club patch.

i have been pulled over for licence checks and rego/warrant..nothing illegal in what i,m doing..just riding and minding my own bussiness.

now 7 times in 5 weeks is ridiculas..i went into the local police and lodged a complaint and now writing to minister and commisioner as well as media

any body out there who can offer some info regarding limitations on how many times cops can pull you over in a period of time? as this is now bordering on harrasment

keep in mind i pay my taxs,run my own bussiness and support charities..i want to know why because i ride a harley i should be targetted becasue they are chasing the gangsters?



It's a police officer's job to investigate. Gang members ride Harleys, gang members transport drugs while riding their Harleys. Riding and minding your own business doesn't exempt you from the law.


If it were one police officer pulling you over each time then sure you may have grounds to complain. Different officers on each occasion = they are doing their job, complaining to the Minister and going to the media will not result in anything. It is not harrassment.


Police officers also pay taxes and support charities.


If you have done nothing wrong you have nothing to worry about. "Ripping them up" each time they pull you over will not make things better and achieves nothing.


Don't blame the police they are just doing what they are paid to do. Blame the gang members who have created this situation.




interesting comment.rather insulated i must say

i will say this..im not a gang member, never have been..however..do you realy think the gangs are riding harleys under the cops noses?..no, not really..its an attitude that is developing amongst the cops that anyone on a harley is an easy target..hard not to spot them

in the past i have assisted cops in difficult situations and indeed i have 5 mates who are cops..so i dont need people telling me they just doing their job..i appreciate what they do

however.you must admit...7 times in 5 weeks goes beyond the call of duty?

i will ad something else to the mix..most of the boys i know who ride harleys and are consistantly pulled over..ARE NOT european..

so perhaps now you might understand a little bit more where im coming from
i have a friend who is special air service who rides also..he gets pulled over (cops hate it as nothing comes up on thier enquiry as its restricted)..his C.O also rides..doesnot get pulled over


so  t will be interesting to see what comes back from the ministry when i write the MPs and comissioner as well as police ombudsman

again..in any mans language being pulled over every 3-4 days is beyond a joke




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  # 266782 26-Oct-2009 07:38
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by the way..the dealers are not so stupid as to transport drugs via bike..why? difficult to hide and riding a harley is very difficlt to be unobstrusive.Also whe pulled over, its a licence,warrant rego check

so heres my point..there is a lare percentage of harley riders who are genuine ,honest hard working riders who simpy enjoy the life style..the gang members who ride are minimal


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# 266786 26-Oct-2009 08:40
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guyz:



interesting comment.rather insulated i must say





You did ask for comments. It just happened to be a comment you didn't agree with.






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  # 266787 26-Oct-2009 08:48
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Just curious - did you add the patch around 7 weeks ago?



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  # 266788 26-Oct-2009 08:52
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Paulthagerous: Just curious - did you add the patch around 7 weeks ago?




nope have worn it for 2 years..around 400 in the club most wear patchs



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  # 266789 26-Oct-2009 08:53
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cokemaster:
guyz:



interesting comment.rather insulated i must say








You did ask for comments. It just happened to be a comment you didn't agree with.







yes comments constructive regarding helpful information to do something about this..not a lecture

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  # 266803 26-Oct-2009 09:51
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guyz: i will ad something else to the mix..most of the boys i know who ride harleys and are consistantly pulled over..ARE NOT european..

Hey bruvva,

I am a white european, and I drive a car.

The police have pulled me over before, for nothing in particular, so I suspect the inference of a racist agenda against non-white Harley riders is (thankfully) incorrect.

Cheers,
Tony







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